OUR HISTORY

 

In about 1190, Flixton was appropriated by Burscough Priory and then in 1290 by Lichfield Cathedral, where there is a historic stall reserved for the Prebendary of Flixton to this very day.

 

By 1500, Flixton Church had reached it’s present length with a tower on the same site as the present one, containing two bells.  Of this medieval building only the east wall of the chancel remains.  In 1964, the original stonework was stripped of it’s 18th Century white plaster to reveal the beautiful stonework you can see today.

 

The East window dates from 1853 and is in the medieval style.  The stone reredos and pulpit were given in 1877.  The present Church is fundamentally Georgian.  The nave aisles were built in 1756 and the tower from 1731, though the present tower dates from 1889 when it was rebuilt to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Jubilee. 

 

In 1808 the four bells were recast and four more added. They were recast again in 1938. The tenor bells weighs 712 kg and the bells are still rung today. 

If you would like to arrange a tour of the church, please get in touch.  We regularly welcome historical societies and groups.

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